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Gyro Park Lookout in Nelson, B.C.

Gyro Park Lookout in Nelson, B.C. — Kerry Shellborn photo

The picturesque city of Nelson, B.C., is built on a hill.

Nelson: Who’s who in business

Nelson is known for its beautiful mountain setting on the shore of Kootenay Lake, its thriving arts community and its engaging coffeeshop culture.

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Nelson Chamber of Commerce

This glorious mountain city has an impressive chamber of commerce.

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CEO Greg Malpass leads a global team of Tractionites.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology

The business office and its location have changed, and Traction on Demand is leading the trend

Traction on Demand combines tech talent with the sustainability of small communities such as Nelson, B.C.

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Large group of 'Tractionists'.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology

Native son of Nelson builds booming global business—Traction on Demand—on the back of Salesforce

One of the Best Workplaces in Canada and with phenomenal growth, Traction on Demand shows that doing good is good for business

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Cherie Evans, standing beside black van that has Morning Mountain Coffee Co. logo on it.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Nelson’s Morning Mountain Coffee Co. aims to be a game changer in the coffee industry

Morning Mountain Coffee Co. in Nelson produces convenient and portable coffee bags—an alternative to K-cups.

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owner of Vintage Pour Mobile Bar pouring a drink with the trees and lake in background
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Vintage Pour Mobile Bar brings the party to you

Inspired by her travels, Megan DeVries invested time, money and considerable elbow grease to create her flourishing mobile bar in Nelson.

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Samara Nicoll stands in front of bookshelves.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail

Read ’em and reap: A list of West Kootenay bookstores

If you’re a devoted bookworm, you’ll love the varied selection of new and used bookstores across the Kootenay region

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Tom Thomson leans against a desk in the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Tourism

One-on-one with Tom Thompson, executive director of the Nelson Chamber of Commerce

Tom Thomson, executive director of the Nelson Chamber, has been proactive in advocating for business support, including a Keep Us Open for Business campaign

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Co-working space with wood floors, row of tall chairs along window, plant in background.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, Fernie, Invermere, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Small Business, Technology

Kootenay co-working spaces offer community and creative collaboration

They’re a growing trend across the Kootenays—check out this list of the region’s co-working spaces.

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Brad Pommen rides a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle over an orange bridge in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology

Catching up with Brad Pommen, Nelson’s motorcycle-riding tech founder behind SMRT1 Technologies

Brad Pommen, President of SMRT1 Technologies in Nelson, B.C., explains how to come up with a useful product and bring it to the marketplace

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